When working in the highly technical fields of astronomy and the related space sciences, the practitioner is constantly confronted with a baffling array of different abbreviations, acronyms, contractions and symbols. The identification and differentiation of these terms is a task which, all too often, can prove to be a near impossible one.With about 200, 000 entries, StarBriefs Plus represents the most comprehensive and accurately validated collection of abbreviations, acronyms, contractions and symbols within astronomy, related space sciences and other related fields. As such, this invaluable reference source (and its companion volume, StarGuides Plus) should be on the reference shelf of every library, organization or individual with any interest in these areas.Besides astronomy and associated space sciences, related fields such as aeronautics, aeronomy, astronautics, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, communications, computer sciences, data processing, education, electronics, engineering, energetics, environment, geodesy, geophysics, information handling, management, mathematics, meteorology, optics, physics, remote sensing, and so on, are also covered when justified. Terms in common use and/or of general interest have also been included where appropriate.After some thirty years in continuous compilation, verification and updating, this dictionary-style compilation offers also separate sections devoted to Greek letters, mathematical symbols, special signs and characters, as well as entries with a numerical prefix.... MPCWG Multimedia Personal Computer Working Group MPD Magnetoplasma Dynamic q Magnetoplasma Dynamics ... Difference Index MPDM Maintenance Planning Data Manual MPDN Matching Pursuit Denoising q Materials Propertyanbsp;...
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